Saco approves purchase of wind turbine

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Saco approves purchase of wind turbine

July 30, 2006

SACO, Maine --Wind power is coming to a wastewater treatment plant to generate electricity -- and cost savings -- for the city.

The City Council last week voted to spend up to $8,000 on a residential-sized turbine that's projected to generate about 400 kilowatt-hours per month. The windmill is expected to pay for itself in about 10 years.

The idea came from the council's energy committee, which this spring visited Hull, Mass., where two wind turbines save the city hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in electricity costs.

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Mark T. Cenci
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Saco approves purchase of wind turbine

Only pea wits of gov't would consider a 10 year pay back a sound investment.

And only pea wits of the Press would report it as "savings".

And by the way, if we apply the Big Dig Rule of Gov't Calculation, the pay back period of time will be more like 50 years.

It's just too bad preening, venal, self-congratulatory nonsense by gov't and the Press doesn't generate electricity. The State of Maine would be a net exporter of power.

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Saco approves purchase of wind turbine

[quote="Mark T. Cenci"]Only pea wits of gov't would consider a 10 year pay back a sound investment.

And only pea wits of the Press would report it as "savings".

And by the way, if we apply the Big Dig Rule of Gov't Calculation, the pay back period of time will be more like 50 years.
[/quote]

To say nothing of the cost of the
Superintendent of Wind
(Supt. of Hot Air?)
they'll have to hire to keep the thing going.

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Saco approves purchase of wind turbine

Wind Power
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Vail Resorts is planning to buy enough wind power to replace all the electricity it uses from traditional sources.

The switch makes the ski operator the second-largest corporate purchaser of wind power in the country.

The company says it will buy nearly 152-thousand megawatt-hours of wind-generated electricity each year.

It did NOT disclose the cost, but Vail spokeswoman Kelly Ladyga says there will be a small increase for the new energy, and prices for wind power would be comparable to fossil fuel.

Vail CEO Rob Katz says the company wants to QUOTE "reinforce our commitment to the natural environment."

Vail Resorts owns and operates the Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Breckenridge ski areas in Colorado. It also runs Heavenly in the Lake Tahoe area and the Grand Teton Lodge near Jackson, Wyoming.

It also has 135 stores, lodges and offices.

Earlier this year, Texas-based Whole Foods Market said it would buy 458-thousand megawatt-hours of wind-generated electricity annually to replace all of its power consumption

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Saco Wind Turbine Off To a Slow Start

[quote]By SETH HARKNESS Staff Writer March 17, 2008

SACO — Sometimes the long white blades of the windmill recently erected on Saco Island sweep rapidly through the air. Often they hang motionless 100 feet above the ground.

The downtown wind turbine installed by the city of Saco last month has already become a local landmark, with many people noting its activity whenever they pass by Saco Island. As of last week, those who are interested can also keep track of the turbine's power production on the city's Web site.

In its first five weeks of operation, the windmill has been sitting still far more often than it has been generating power...

..."It energizes me," (Biddeford Mayor Joanne) Twomey said of the Saco windmill she watches from her corner office in Biddeford City Hall. "I want more than one."[/quote]

Another huge waste of taxpayer $$ shot to hell. And as for Ms. Twomey, of course she wants more than one...she isn't paying for any of them.

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